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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Sodium 5-ethyl-5-hexyl-4,6-dioxo-1H-pyrimidin-2-olate
CAS Number 144-00-3
ATC code none
PubChem CID 152092
Synonyms Sodium 5-ethyl-5-hexylbarbiturate, Ortol, Hebaral
Chemical data
Formula C12H19N2NaO3
Molar mass 262.281 g/mol[[Script error: No such module "String".]]
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Hexethal (Ortol) is a barbiturate derivative invented in the 1940s. It has sedative and anticonvulsant properties, and was used primarily as an anaesthetic in veterinary medicine. [1] Hexethal is considered similar in effects to pentobarbital, with a very fast onset of action but short duration of effects.


  1. Butler TC. The rate of penetration of barbituric acid derivatives into the brain. Journal of Pharmacology And Experimental Therapeutics, 1950. 100(2): 219-226